Jack And The Beanstalk: Its Place In World Mythology

Jack and the Beanstalk: It's place in World Mythology Chris Knight RAG

Chris Knight

Jack And The Beanstalk: Its Place In World Mythology
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 18:45

Jack and the Beanstalk has its roots in a Cornish male initiation ritual, echoes of which can be found throughout the world.

Chris Knight draws on the methods of Claude Levi-Strauss to make sense of this strange story, which turns out to be a version of the celebrated 'bird-nester' myth with which Mythologiques begins.

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